Weekly Linkback Shout-out

Friday, January 8, 2010 , Posted by Johnny Fuery at 1:15 AM

Originally Published 2007-04-02 18:16:32

I've committed to doing mini-reviews once a week, starting now. :-) I think that doing this type of promotional thing is great, but do it too much, and I start to sacrifice the actual content creation. Which is the point of blogging, after all.

(Obviously, I'd love to hear your feedback on this. Oh, and if you'rjavascript:addTag('financial-planning')
financial planninge muttering "WTF?" at this point, this is a scratch-my-back-and-I'll-scratch-yours exercise with other blogosphere contributors. See my Link Exchange page for more details.)

For what it's worth, all of these folks have made it into my feedreader.

Sam Boutros is a close friend of mine, and he's just started on this blogging thing. I honestly don't know if he's taking it seriously, but his posts are mostly entertaining if for no other reason than he's really interested in the same sorts of geeky things I am. Less the real estate investing, I suppose. Plus he knows a lot about power tools. Much love, Sam.

Andrew Kuo Dot Net is offering a review-and-linkback promo, just like me. His deal is a pretty good one, since 1 out of every 10 reviewers get a free banner ad for a month. Not too shabby. I really like the monopoly landlord fellow in the title bar, too. If I wasn't so keen on (trying) to be unique, I'd copy the idea. Kinda goes with my landlording schtick, right?

Hidden Conspiracies is written by a fellow form Singapore who is looking to make money on the internet, like many of us. He was already kind enough to call me a Smart Guy in public, so I naturally have amicable feelings toward both the blog and the author behind it. His English needs a little work (sorry, Chee Kui :-)), but it is improving every day. Hey, it's not like I speak his language, so I have to admire him for the effort, not to mention his obvious enthusiasm for both life and the art of blogging. He's also, from the looks of things, been one of the early reviewers of Andrew Kuo's blog, noted above. He's got a banner ad up. Nice job to both of you.

Dave and Jay - Crazy Web Entrepreneurs is a loosely related blog about web entrepreneurship. After reading some of their recent postings on flipping web sites and the long tail of search terms, I'm looking forward to reading more from them. Their articles are well written, and, like my own blog, their site is still a work-in-progress, which I appreciate. They are also not without a sense of humor, which can only add to the experience.

BlogBait.net beat me to the punch on setting up a directory for this review-me-and-I'll-link-to-you blogosphere lovefest. Nice work, Adam. I'd love to say you got the idea from me, but alas, I didn't blog about it, so I guess it was established independently. BlogBait has established the goal of publishing five new link-loving promo opportunities daily. I wonder if he'll be able to keep it up? I know there are a lot of bloggers out there, but so many of us quit after a couple of months... in thinking about the idea, I was wondering how the quality of the programs could be measured. But, then again, I suppose that most of these links are permanent, even if the blogger stops writing. At any rate, it will be interesting to see the BlogBait archive grow, depsite the fact that I'll never be able to keep up with 5 a day! :-)


On 2007-04-05 16:25:32 Chee Kui said:
Thanks for the review..
Well, let me share some secret here... one of the reason why I blog is, I want to improve my English :p
Not too bad, huh?


On 2007-04-05 16:32:32 Uncle Johnny said:
Like I said, your English is a heck of a lot better than my... well, anything.

Oh, right, except English. :-D

Much love, Chee Kui!

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